Sandusky & Lake Erie Shores, OH

Sheldon Marsh Preserve & Sawmill Creek

Courtesy: shoresandislands.com

For another pretty run near Sandusky, we recommend the area around the Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve and Sawmill Creek. The 472-acre preserve has 2 miles of trails with views to wetlands, and is an attractive birding area. Enjoy running the trails or the 1-mile main road, with nice wetland views. Especially pretty in fall!  Then, head east for 0.3 miles along Highway 6 (runnable), turning LEFT on Sawmill Creek Dr. This 1-mile park-like road runs along a golf course for part and has a separated, lit path passing by nice homes. Overall, this is a ~4 mile run.

Longer Option: You can combine this with Cedar Point Rd. and Osborn Park, which are 1.5 miles east of the Preserve along Highway 6. It’s a busy road but has a decent shoulder.

Essentials
  • Road into Preserve & Sawmill Creek is ~4 miles
  • Fairly flat
  • Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve parking lot
  • Preserve is east of Sandusky. Parking lot near Preserve entrance

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Essentials
  • Road into Preserve & Sawmill Creek is ~4 miles
  • Fairly flat
  • Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve parking lot
  • Preserve is east of Sandusky. Parking lot near Preserve entrance